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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Primitive Christianity.

CAVE (William).

CAVE (William).

Primitive Christianity: or, the Religion of the Ancient Christians, in the First Ages of the Gospel. In Three Parts. The Seventh Edition Corrected.

Additional engraved title.

8vo. [201 x 119 x 38 mm]. [11]ff, 468, [20] pp. Bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, the covers with a gilt fillet border. The spine divided into six panels by bands, without lettering or any tooling, plain endleaves, red sprinkled edges. (Head of the upper joint split and headcap a little chipped).
London: printed for Daniel Midwinter at the Three Crowns, and Benjamin Cowse at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1714.

With the Imprimatur leaf at the front and two index leaves and 16 pages of advertisements for "Books Printed for W. Taylor" at the end (not called for in ESTC collation). The additional engraved title has the imprint "London: printed for R. Chiswell at ye Rose and Crown in St. Pauls Churchyard". Chiswell published three editions of Primitive Christianity, in 1673, 1675 and 1676. A very good copy.

First published in 1673, this is one of three editions or issues published in 1714. The other two have the imprints "printed for D. Midwinter and B. Couse; and sold by Charles Rivington..." and "printed for Bejamin Tooke".

Ink signates of Charles Wright, dated 1715, and George Norris at the head of the title. Booklabel of G. Norris, Norfolk, 1782.

Stock no. ebc4197

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